A man who hurled a cream pie at media mogul Rupert Murdoch during a British Parliament committee inquiry has been jailed for six weeks.
Jonathan May-Bowles attempted to shove a plate of shaving cream into the tycoon's face as he was being quizzed over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal during a televised hearing in London last month (Jul11).
Comedian May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was arrested and charged with assault and causing harassment, alarm and distress. He pleaded guilty and was convicted on all counts on Friday (29Jul11).
The 26 year old was sentenced on Tuesday (02Aug11) at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, where a judge told him he would serve three weeks of the six week sentence.
He was also ordered to pay $400 (£250) in court costs as well as a $24 (£15) victim surcharge.
Murdoch shut down the 168-year-old News of the World in July (11) amid allegations a private investigator working for the tabloid had illegally accessed voicemail messages belonging to royals, celebrities, and crime victims.